Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse - Professor Fritz Briem
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4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
ST: Pint poured into a weizen glass.
A: Pale and cloudy with a nice white head.
S: Banana, clove, stone.
T: Sour, mineral, banana, some sweet fruit, nice wheat.
M: Medium, dry, elegant.
O: What an interesting beer. The sour notes and minerality are lively and enjoyable.
05-25-2013 20:29:17 | More by ianjsullivan
3.83/5 rDev -6.8%
500ml bottle served in a tulip glass. No freshness date.
Appearance: Pours a pale straw yellow color with 2 fingers of a white soapy head. Very effervescent. Body is very hazy with lots of visible carbonation streaming throughout.
Smell: Clove, spice, lemon peel, apple and some lactic character
Taste: Wheat, clove, banana, pear, light funk. Sourness is low.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Carbonation is relatively high, but the wheat helps soften the mouthfeel a bit.
Overall: Good, but not amazing. While it's not completely true to style it's one of the better easily available Berliner options out there.
05-19-2013 04:59:11 | More by Jonada
4.23/5 rDev +2.9%
A: Popped the bottle and noticed a slight pellicle around the bottle opening. Typical of sours, but not necessarily Berliners. A few moments later and this beer decided it was time to gush. Very pale pastel yellow in color. Almost white. Forms an enormous, very bubbly, white head that eventually reduces down to not very much. No lacing.
S: Smell is fresh. Surprisingly fresh. Lemons and lemon rind. Some lactic acid and a touch of barnyard.
T: Taste is similar. Lightly sweet. Lemon. Essentially effervescent lemonade. Some lactic acid with a bit of earthiness on the finish. Light wheat character. Not overly complex. Quite simplistic actually, but also a very clean and refreshing tartness.
M: Lighter bodied. Heavy carbonation gives a prickly mouthfeel. Light tartness. Non-existent bitterness.
O: I can't say I've ever had a Berliner Weisse in Germany, so while I can't vouch for the authenticity of this beer, I can say this is about as spot on a Berliner as I could imagine. Tart, but not sour, with a strong lemony taste. Well done.
05-06-2013 02:09:30 | More by Florida9
3.79/5 rDev -7.8%
A: poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a pint glass, light golden colored with a large white soapy head that quickly dissipates leaving little lacing, cloudy
S: sour pickles, yeast, grain, cider vinegar
T: sour and effervescent, vinegar, tangy
M: heavily carbonated, light, prickly, refreshing
O: this is a weird style of beer, it's hard to rate because I can't compare it to anything but pickles and malt vinegar
04-25-2013 23:31:04 | More by M_C_Hampton
Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse from Professor Fritz Briem
92 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.